A Glasgow-born music influencer, innovator and manufacturer of world-famous guitar accessories, has died.  

Jim Dunlop, born in the city in 1936, died on February 6. He was 82. 

Founder of Dunlop Manufacturing, Jim moved to Canada from Scotland as a young adult where he met his wife, Bernice, before moving to California in the 1960s with just $600 to his name. 

Over the next decade he and Bernice started a family, beginning work as a mechanical engineer near to San Francisco. 

However, Jim's passion was music, with the future guitar icon spending his hours away from work developing accessories for the instrument. 

In 1965 he made his passion a career, starting Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc as a maker of capos that could handle a 12-string guitar. 

Starting from his home, he eventually opened a factory in Benicia, California. 

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One of Jim's greatest inventions, the Tortex pick, remains the number one design in the world today. 

After the pick’s release, bands like Metallica, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and many others would all use Tortex exclusively.

Almost 20 years after starting his own company Dunlop Manufacturing entered the world of effects, ensuring that guitar pedals remain a part of Jim's legacy. 

This work led to collaborations with artists such as Slash, the family of Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen, while other musicians, such as Metallica's Kirk Hammett, credit Dunlop inventions for changing their careers for the better. 

Jim's wife Bernice died in 2001, leaving him widowed before he remarried in 2011, tying the knot with Linda. 

He passed away just days after seeing his granddaughter get married on February 2. 

He is also survived by daughter Jasmin Powell, married to Glenn; son Jimmy Dunlop, married to Elizabeth; and grandchildren Alyssa Powell, Krista Powell, and Max Dunlop.

His daughter was one of the first to share the news of her father's passing, posting on social media. 

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She wrote: "On the morning of February 6, my sweet father passed to the other side. 

"I was very lucky to have him as my father. He was a good man to the core. He always had a smile and good word to share.

"He taught me determination and the importance of doing your best — “Keep on Trucking!!” He turned strangers into friends instantly. He saw the best in people and loved being with friends and having a great time.

"He loved with the strength of a Scottish warrior and would do everything for his family and friends. We were all lucky to be part of his life, but I feel especially lucky to have been his little girl. 

"Rest In Peace my sweet daddy. I bet there is one heck of a party going on in heaven

In a statement on the company website, Dunlop manufacturing confirmed the death. 

It read: "Jim Dunlop, founder of Dunlop Manufacturing and enormously influential innovator of picks, capos, and other guitar accessories, has passed away.

"Jim’s fearless, innovative spirit led him to turn his hobby into a livelihood.

"It would be difficult to find a guitar player who hasn’t been affected by Jim’s thoughtful innovations.

"Ever attentive to their needs, Jim will live on in the many products that he created to provide people with a better playing experience."

Tributes have flooded in from across the music world. 

Guitarist Joe Satriani wrote on Twitter: "R.I.P Jim Dunlop. And, thank you! My condolences to the Dunlop family."

Trivium's Matthew Heafy posted: "Rest In Peace to one of the heroes of the music world. #jimdunlop"

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